Thursday, July 12, 2018

On Appealing To Normies...

'He has captivated the American bourgeoisie without ever offending the highbrows, and he has never said anything that wasn’t liberal or progressive.'
    -The New Yorker, describing Johnny Carson in 1978

A fad or heresy is the exaltation of something which even if true, is secondary or temporary in its nature against those things which are essential and eternal, those things which always prove themselves true in the long run. In short, it is the setting up of the mood against the mind.” – G.K. Chesterton, ‘William Blake’

You can sell the normies on an ideological movement just as you can sell them a pair of sneakers.

They’ll think as much of the one as they do the other.